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Fantasia 2020 Review: Clapboard Jungle is an Insightful and Engaging Look at the Trials and Tribulations of Indie Genre Filmmaking

Fantasia 2020 Review: Clapboard Jungle is an Insightful and Engaging Look at the Trials and Tribulations of Indie Genre Filmmaking

With Clapboard Jungle, filmmaker Justin McConnell brings together two things I’m extremely passionate about: genre-driven documentaries and independent horror. Most people may not know this about me, but years (and years) ago, I created and spearheaded a movement known as Indie Horror Month as a means to help underrepresented content creators in the horror filmmaking community have an opportunity to get their moment in the spotlight. It’s been something I’ve wanted to resurrect, especially because it seems so hard these days for truly independent voices to be heard, but trying to carve out that time has been difficult.

That being said, when I read the description for Clapboard Jungle, I knew this was going to be something that would be extremely pertinent to my interests and McConnell didn’t let me down. The project is an enlightening look at the ups and downs that many indie filmmakers are constantly facing,

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